Asked on Sep 17, 2020

What kind of paint do they use on a canvas to swirl around to make a ?

Maura WhiteK. RuppUnique Creations By Anita


11 answers
  • Recreated Designs
    on Sep 21, 2020

    Hi Tatter... what is it that you would like to make? Is it the type of art when people pour our multiple colours of paint to make an abstract piece? If you can provide us with a few more details we would be happy to help!

  • Em
    on Sep 21, 2020

    Your question was cut off. Acrylic paint that is thinned with a product called Floetrol or Liquitex to make the paint easier to pour. Instructions are on the bottle or can.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Sep 21, 2020

    Hello. Im not sure —is it possible that your question may have been cut off?

    Could you please repost it again —so that we can try to address your situation to offer a helpful response?

    If I am to guess —-about the intention of your question— it might be the acrylic pour technique method. I tried it a while ago using testers marbleizing medium. It had very interesting results particularly when using a metallic component. Please see the examples below.

    If you search the YouTube for acrylic pours you can see their various techniques including using strainers to get different paint pour patterns when using an acrylic medium.

    hope this helps. Again please re-compose your question if my guess was wrong

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  • Cynthia H
    on Sep 21, 2020

    Hi! I use canvas drop cloth when I paint, and I wash them when they get dirty. I have found that latex, acrylic and oil paints all soak into the canvas. Chalk paint washes out. So, basically, any paint will adhere to canvas. If you aren't going to get it wet in the future, you can use almost any thing. A painter's canvas should be primed with Gesso for a smooth starting surface. You can spray, splatter, paint, drip, pour any product you want on canvas. Use brushes, rollers, stencils - whatever look you want. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Dee
    on Sep 21, 2020

    Could you please add to your question. It does not make sense.

  • Cheryl A
    on Sep 21, 2020

    Hi Tatter

    Your question got cut off could you please post it again so we know what it is you are trying to make? Thanks!

  • Betsy
    on Sep 22, 2020

    Hi Tatter: To make a, a, a, what? Oh my, the tension here, I can hardly wait to hear the rest of the story! :) Anyway, here are some sites that might help in the mean time:

    Hope this helps. Good luck

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Sep 22, 2020

    You can your regular acrylic paint and dilute it with flotrol.

  • K. Rupp
    on Sep 22, 2020

    are you talking about acrylic pours? Here is a tutorial:

    Your question cut off...just guessing what you were asking;)

  • Maura White
    on Sep 22, 2020

    I agree with K.Rupp if you are looking how to do an acrylic pour!

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